We envision a world in which all individuals realize their full potential and act on their capacity to create positive change in themselves and in their communities. We believe that collaboration, innovation, inclusion, celebration, and integrity are integral to our process. We partner with individuals, organizations, and entire communities, knowing that we, too, will be changed in the process. Our work is deeply rooted in the unique needs of the communities we serve, and emerges directly from the initiative of local changemakers. Though we are based in three distinct locations, all of this is what draws us together as one Philanthropiece.
We are founded on the principle that being rooted in our own local community is essential to the work of piecing together a better world. Our work along the Front Range of Colorado has taken us from strengthening women’s voices to youth participatory action, from bringing a social justice lens to climate action to supporting our immigrant community and co-forming an indigenous rights movement. Just as in the global communities where we work, we do not enter as experts. Rather, we continue to accompany changemakers and offer our resources and our solidarity.
Filantropis ONG, the civil association in Guatemala that sprung from the foundation’s programs, believes in the potential of youth. Through programs that focus on access to higher education and social entrepreneurship training, Filantropis is empowering a new generation of changemakers in the Ixil region.
Philanthropiece A.C. emerged from the foundation’s initiatives in the fishing and rural communities of B.C.S., Mexico. We believe that when people have access to appropriate financial education and services they are able to envision and create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.